For too long, the conversation about "higher" education has dominated the discussion of education more broadly. Conversations about how we can prepare our children for college, and why so many students enrolling in colleges and universities are unprepared for the work they will encounter are, of course, important. Those of us in "higher" ed have not been thinking enough -- or perhaps at all -- about what we’re doing wrong at the post-secondary level and how the demand to "prepare" learners for “higher” ed might be hindering the ability of our K-12 colleagues to do their jobs as educators. Increasingly, we at Hybrid Pedagogy have begun to wonder how much of what seems new and different about post-secondary pedagogies focused on building, learning by doing, service learning, etc., might actually be old hat to those who spend their days teaching in, studying carefully, or preparing others for elementary and high school classrooms.
- To what extent is the turn to "play" in post-secondary pedagogy in general, and digital pedagogy in particular, in fact a return to strategies already familiar and perhaps even tested in the K-12 context?
- What other strategies might be borrowed, loaned, or reinvented from primary and secondary pedagogy in college and university curricula?
- We are interested as much in differences that should be respected as we are in convergences that should be cultivated. Are there sound pedagogical and developmental reasons why approaches in one context may not be appropriate in another?
- What can we learn about pedagogy at all levels by being attentive to the variety among learners, and how age and maturity play a role in creating that rich diversity?
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